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Strange puppy!

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by truetrue, Aug 1, 2009.


  1. truetrue

    truetrue PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there

    New to the forum but it's great!

    Our little pup is now 19 weeks old - she's a cross between a staff and a lurcher. She is generally very good but is guaranteed to have her crazy half hour!

    We have slight problem at puppy school at the minute. She is only ever friendly with black or white dogs!! Very very strange! Any of the other dogs that are not these colours she just doesn't like it at all and her scruff goes up.

    She is also still nipping - have tried everything now but I guess she will grow out of it (hopefully)!.
     
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    goodvic2 PetForums VIP

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    Hi

    I don't have much to add as I have never had a pup, but I just wanted to welcome you to the forum x :)
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    What has the trainer suggested in regards to her colour prejudice?
     
  4. truetrue

    truetrue PetForums Newbie

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    Hasn't really suggested anything and to be honest I don't think she has really noticed! Our pup is very confident with boys but always prefers playing with the dogs that are much much bigger than her!

    Thanks for the welcome goodvic2!

    :)
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I suggest you have a word with them, as they can help you work with your puppy. A training class is the perfect environment to tackle such issues.

    What are you doing now when she nips/bites you?
     
  6. truetrue

    truetrue PetForums Newbie

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    She gets a very firm no biting and fingers are replaced with one of her toys!

    She has got so much better from when we got her, but I was assuming it would have all stopped completely by now!

    I will def have a word with the trainer! Thx
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Some dogs take longer to train then others when it comes to biting. Everyone in the household must be consistent.

    This is a very good article when it comes to biting...

    Have you got any pics?
     
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    truetrue PetForums Newbie

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    Good read thanks!

    I think it's because she is teething - found another one of her teeth on the floor yesterday!!

    I need to find the camera lead to upload! I will have a look and get some pics of our little girl!!
     
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